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Department of Education Announces Additional Improvements to the PSLF Waiver and Income-Driven Repayment Programs

On April 19, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will bring student loan borrowers closer to public service loan and income-driven repayment (IDR) forgiveness by addressing historical failures in the administration of the federal student loan programs.

The actions include:

  • Ending “forbearance steering” by enforcing existing regulations which require loan servicers to provide clear and accurate information about their options for staying out of delinquency.
  • Conducting a one-time revision of IDR payments to address past inaccuracies.
  • Permanently fixing IDR payment counting by reforming Federal Student Aid’s IDR tracking.

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NASW Members who attended NASW's 2023 Advocacy Day

NASW Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Nearly 100 social workers from 44 states and two U.S. territories attended 143 meetings with Congressional offices in the U.S. House and Senate on June 28, 2023

Read about their advocacy work on behalf of social workers and those they serve

Pioneers at 2023 event

Social Work Pioneers Learn about New Challenges and Community Building

The 2023 NASW Social Work Pioneers program honored members who contributed to the evolution and enrichment of the social work profession.

Learn more about the Pioneer program and the social workers who transformed our profession.

Sarah Butts in front of the Capitol

How NASW Advocates for the Profession

Learn how NASW advocates for social work